Dingdong Dantes returns to primetime

GMA-7's groundbreaking series "Genesis" marks the return of actor Dingdong Dantes to the primetime block.

Directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal and Mark Reyes, the series will show the basic goodness of mankind; that we are capable of love, hope, faith, forgiveness and sacrifice even what adversities will come our way. It resonates that there's hope in the future and love sees no end.

Dingdong will play the role of Isaak Macalintal, a morally upright military detail entrusted with the welfare and safety of the Vice-President.

He will work opposite Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Jackielou Blanco and seasoned actress Lorna Tolentino in the said project.

According to Dingdong, he's proud of the project because it not only boosts a stellar cast, but it's something new for the audience. This is his first time to do a story like "Genesis" and he would like to leave a lasting impact on the viewing public.

"(Challenge) Kung paano ko ma-translate yung kalakihan ng concept ng show, kung paano ko siya maipapakita sa manonood. How they will understand the characters and paano nila maiintindihan that love sees no end," he said.

"It is reality, na pwedeng mangyari ito sa iyo ngayon or bukas. Pero ang tanong what will you do about it. They will see story of hope, story of how mankind survives, it will uplift their spirit," he added.

"Genesis" serves as his first major project under a new five-year deal with the network.

Although he's known for quality shows on television, Dingdong said the title imposes pressure on him to deliver what is expected of him and to not disappoint his mother network.

"It's pressure with pleasure. Mas magandang nape-pressure ka sa isang project na alam mong nag effort talaga ang GMA because they always want to present something new to their audience," he said.

"Genesis" will premiere on October 14 on GMA Telebabad.

'Pork' scam

Dingdong meanwhile gave his two cents on the pork barrel scam, one of the hottest political issues in the country to date, involving some actors-turned-politicians.

According to the actor, he's happy that the people are more vigilant now with the dealings of the government and the present administration is doing its best to clean the system.

"Hindi tayo dapat mawalan ng pasensya at pag-asa to go through the whole process, kasi pag bumitiw tayo sa pagiging vigilant, we wouldn't know the truth and where it all started. Dapat bantayan talaga natin and I hope yung justice system ay mas maging mabilis," he said.

Dingdong said he doesn't want to pre-judge those who were dragged in the pork barrel issue. He believes the truth will eventually come out and those who are guilty of wrongdoings must pay the consequences.

"Mahirap yung sitwasyon nila, yung kalagayan nila, because they're popular and all eyes are on them. I don't want to pre-judge our justice system. I believe in due process and I hope justice is serve sa kung sino man ang dapat managot," Dingdong said.

"Sometimes hindi na natin maco-control ang media, ang mga tao because also of social media kasi galit na. Malaman muna talaga natin if its sure before we judge," he added.

Dingdong, one of the staunch supporters of President Benigno Aquino III, said he's happy with what the government is doing now and his trust remains in the present administration.

"The fact that he's (the President) strong enough na panindigan at hanapin kung saan nagsimula ang lahat ng ito, doon pa lang he gained my respect. My trust in him remains strong," he ended. (Sunnex)

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